Carroll Street Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 208 Carroll St SE

    Atlanta, GA 30312

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  • 404-577-2700

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Sunday brunch here was stressful and terrible because of awful service. Coffee took 10 minutes to come after being order, another 10 minutes before the waitress took our order. After waiting at least another 30 minutes, we asked about the status of our order; the waitress appeared unconcerned and said it probably wouldn't be too long. Another 10 minutes, and several people that came in after us had their food. We asked to speak to the manager, he appeared angry and rude, interrupting me several times while I was talking. He did comp our food, but that didn't eliminate the terrible experience. Avoid at all costs!

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★☆☆☆☆

Sunday brunch here was stressful and terrible because of awful service. Coffee took 10 minutes to come after being order, another 10 minutes before the waitress took our order. After waiting at least another 30 minutes, we asked about the status of our order; the waitress appeared unconcerned and said it probably wouldn't be too long. Another 10 minutes, and several people that came in after us had their food. We asked to speak to the manager, he appeared angry and rude, interrupting me several times while I was talking. He did comp our food, but that didn't eliminate the terrible experience. Avoid at all costs!

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★★★☆☆

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This is my favorite place to go on a date; ) Its romantic, laid back, great background music, great location, not too loud. I love Carroll Street as well. It's great sitting outside in the spring, or sipping coffee inside in the winter: ) It's also a great place for dinner/brunch!

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★★★★★

This is my favorite place to go on a date; ) Its romantic, laid back, great background music, great location, not too loud. I love Carroll Street as well. It's great sitting outside in the spring, or sipping coffee inside in the winter: ) It's also a great place for dinner/brunch!

Pros: ambiance

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This is an eclectic restuarant with a good atmosphere and vibe. The food is good and so is the service. I would recommend it for any time of the day.

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★★★★☆

This is an eclectic restuarant with a good atmosphere and vibe. The food is good and so is the service. I would recommend it for any time of the day.

Pros: Ecletic, and good food

Cons: Parking and sketchy neighborhood

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The food is nothing exceptional, but it is good. They do not have a very large menu selection which is disappointing. The best thing about the place is probably the bar. But good luck getting in the place at all. The streets in this neighborhood are a nightmare; there is rarely a good parking place. And this restaurant is always overcrowded- I just can't figure out why. I also think the food is a little overpriced.

3
★★★☆☆

The food is nothing exceptional, but it is good. They do not have a very large menu selection which is disappointing. The best thing about the place is probably the bar. But good luck getting in the place at all. The streets in this neighborhood are a nightmare; there is rarely a good parking place. And this restaurant is always overcrowded- I just can't figure out why. I also think the food is a little overpriced.

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Carroll Street Cafe is nestled in the cosy cute neighborhood of Cabbage Town. The interior is decorated with great art and the staff are friendly. I recommend on a spring day sitting outside. Brunch is likely the best meal of the day with high recommendations going to their Oso Grande which consist of toast points and poached eggs. Don't forget to order one of their great blood marys while you're at it either.

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★★★☆☆

Carroll Street Cafe is nestled in the cosy cute neighborhood of Cabbage Town. The interior is decorated with great art and the staff are friendly. I recommend on a spring day sitting outside. Brunch is likely the best meal of the day with high recommendations going to their Oso Grande which consist of toast points and poached eggs. Don't forget to order one of their great blood marys while you're at it either.

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I love Carroll Street Cafe. It is my default brunch place. Great food and even better Bloody Mary's coupled with very cozy decor and a fun group of staff and you've got yourself a winner!

Carroll Street is also a great nighttime spot where you can grab a glass of wine and listen to the DJ and enjoy some yummy tapas for delightful entrees.

All in all a very well-rounded place.

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★★★★☆

I love Carroll Street Cafe. It is my default brunch place. Great food and even better Bloody Mary's coupled with very cozy decor and a fun group of staff and you've got yourself a winner!

Carroll Street is also a great nighttime spot where you can grab a glass of wine and listen to the DJ and enjoy some yummy tapas for delightful entrees.

All in all a very well-rounded place.

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I recently went here with a group for brunch and was happy overall with the experience. The food was definitely above average, the service was really good, and the prices were reasonable. I don't know that I'll make a special trip to eat here, especially since parking is a nightmare. But I am definitely willing to meet up with folks here again if it works out that way.

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★★★☆☆

I recently went here with a group for brunch and was happy overall with the experience. The food was definitely above average, the service was really good, and the prices were reasonable. I don't know that I'll make a special trip to eat here, especially since parking is a nightmare. But I am definitely willing to meet up with folks here again if it works out that way.

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I have been to Carol Street many times and have recommended it to friends... BUT, if you go in after they've been cleaning, the smell of industrial cleaner can ruin your whole meal. I went on a Sunday morning and 3 out of 4 of us said that the smell was overwhelming. Waitress didn't seem to mind it and laughed it off when we mentioned it. The smell (like a strong pine cleaner or something) effected the taste of my food and I could even "taste" the smell after I left. This is not the first time I'd smelled it or mentioned it, either.
I love the food and the ambience, otherwise. But if it smells like that again I would not even sit down.

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★★★☆☆

I have been to Carol Street many times and have recommended it to friends... BUT, if you go in after they've been cleaning, the smell of industrial cleaner can ruin your whole meal. I went on a Sunday morning and 3 out of 4 of us said that the smell was overwhelming. Waitress didn't seem to mind it and laughed it off when we mentioned it. The smell (like a strong pine cleaner or something) effected the taste of my food and I could even "taste" the smell after I left. This is not the first time I'd smelled it or mentioned it, either.
I love the food and the ambience, otherwise. But if it smells like that again I would not even sit down.

Pros: good food, good portions, unique atmosphere

Cons: the smell of cleaning fluid permeates the dining room

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I always get the cheese tortellini, which, while nothing out-of-this world as tortellini goes, is just the perfect meal. It's a nice local atmosphere--you don't feel as though the whole world knows the place. Watch yourself while driving on this street, though!

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★★★★☆

I always get the cheese tortellini, which, while nothing out-of-this world as tortellini goes, is just the perfect meal. It's a nice local atmosphere--you don't feel as though the whole world knows the place. Watch yourself while driving on this street, though!

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This is my first ever review. Service was ok-not bad. The entre came out before appetizers. Decor/atmosphere was status quo for this type of sidewalk cafe in Atlanta-not overdone;comfortable. We ordered the cheese plate as one of our appetizers. BE CAREFUL...Try a very small bite first unless you recognize the cheese. One of the 4 offerings has an EXTREMELY offensive odor and flavor kinda like what your dog likes to roll in. Our entire party was in agreement that it might be spoiled so I asked to see the chef. That didn't happen. Server assured us that "lots of people really like it". WARNING: It's the cheese with the one thin line of green in it - TAKE IT SLOWLY! Not a great experience at Carroll Street. Crab cake appetizers were delightful, tho.

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★★★☆☆

This is my first ever review. Service was ok-not bad. The entre came out before appetizers. Decor/atmosphere was status quo for this type of sidewalk cafe in Atlanta-not overdone;comfortable. We ordered the cheese plate as one of our appetizers. BE CAREFUL...Try a very small bite first unless you recognize the cheese. One of the 4 offerings has an EXTREMELY offensive odor and flavor kinda like what your dog likes to roll in. Our entire party was in agreement that it might be spoiled so I asked to see the chef. That didn't happen. Server assured us that "lots of people really like it". WARNING: It's the cheese with the one thin line of green in it - TAKE IT SLOWLY! Not a great experience at Carroll Street. Crab cake appetizers were delightful, tho.

Pros: certain food was tasty

Cons: lacked hospitality

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Carroll Street Cafe was a little tough to find with some detours, but well worth the effort. My wife and I often search out the 'Best of' breakfast section but found Carroll Street Cafe on another site, having visited all of the 'City Search' top 10's, and bot am I glad we did. CSC is located in Cabbage Town (Fourth Ward) area. It is in a row of eclectic and historic buildings. You can sit out side or in. Inside is full of character. A mix of old and new. It is the kind of place that would fit right into Austin Texas keeping the motto 'Keep Austin Weired' first in it's mind. We got seated on the back, which in the evening turns into a full service bar. Sat at the bench with nice cozy pillows. Had great coffee and a wonderful breakfast. The wife had a Turkey Croissant Brunch sandwich with wonderful grilled potatoes and I had a great Chili Beans and eggs with a Jalapino and cheddar grits. This came with pita chips and a great guacamole. It sounds a little strange, but for those that like Ria's Blue Bird, this will be a great treat as well. The portions are very big, the quality is outstanding, the originality is what you expect from places like this. I am so looking forward to going back.

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★★★★★

Carroll Street Cafe was a little tough to find with some detours, but well worth the effort. My wife and I often search out the 'Best of' breakfast section but found Carroll Street Cafe on another site, having visited all of the 'City Search' top 10's, and bot am I glad we did. CSC is located in Cabbage Town (Fourth Ward) area. It is in a row of eclectic and historic buildings. You can sit out side or in. Inside is full of character. A mix of old and new. It is the kind of place that would fit right into Austin Texas keeping the motto 'Keep Austin Weired' first in it's mind. We got seated on the back, which in the evening turns into a full service bar. Sat at the bench with nice cozy pillows. Had great coffee and a wonderful breakfast. The wife had a Turkey Croissant Brunch sandwich with wonderful grilled potatoes and I had a great Chili Beans and eggs with a Jalapino and cheddar grits. This came with pita chips and a great guacamole. It sounds a little strange, but for those that like Ria's Blue Bird, this will be a great treat as well. The portions are very big, the quality is outstanding, the originality is what you expect from places like this. I am so looking forward to going back.

Pros: Ambience, Food Originality, Food Quality

Cons: Parking

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Bad experience from start to finish...

Parking is awful. The servers are rude. The food wasn't any better...we sent a salad back twice; once because they loaded it with dressing after we asked for it on the side, and a second time because we found a hair in it...disgusting!

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★☆☆☆☆

Bad experience from start to finish...

Parking is awful. The servers are rude. The food wasn't any better...we sent a salad back twice; once because they loaded it with dressing after we asked for it on the side, and a second time because we found a hair in it...disgusting!

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I used to have brunch here every weekend, but got sick of having to flag down my server to leave the place, so quit going. Met friends for brunch recently and though attentiveness had increased, I hated my meal -- and those that my buddies offered me instead. Dinner is better and the ambience is cool. Parking is weird but fun, we thought we'd get booted because a tow truck couldn't fit down the street. Great area, though, lots of offerings and within walking distance of plenty of fun people.

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★★★★☆

I used to have brunch here every weekend, but got sick of having to flag down my server to leave the place, so quit going. Met friends for brunch recently and though attentiveness had increased, I hated my meal -- and those that my buddies offered me instead. Dinner is better and the ambience is cool. Parking is weird but fun, we thought we'd get booted because a tow truck couldn't fit down the street. Great area, though, lots of offerings and within walking distance of plenty of fun people.

Pros: Naturally light space, ambience

Cons: brunch not so good

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CSC is a great find in Cabbagetown. It's the perfect setting for a low-key night in a relaxed atmosphere. The service was great - so friendly! The place was dimly lit, loaded with great artwork and had mostly full tables without being overcrowded.

The tapas were great (Sesame Tuna = awesome, Parmesan Brie = not bad) and the servings were huge! The Portobella Ravioli was a little too rich, but the server did warn us. I would definitely go back and take a group of friends next time. Great spot for drinks, apps, or a full meal.

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★★★★☆

CSC is a great find in Cabbagetown. It's the perfect setting for a low-key night in a relaxed atmosphere. The service was great - so friendly! The place was dimly lit, loaded with great artwork and had mostly full tables without being overcrowded.

The tapas were great (Sesame Tuna = awesome, Parmesan Brie = not bad) and the servings were huge! The Portobella Ravioli was a little too rich, but the server did warn us. I would definitely go back and take a group of friends next time. Great spot for drinks, apps, or a full meal.

Pros: Good atmosphere

Cons: No french fries - could be a signature item!

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The very vision of quant and charming. Bring your blue mohawk and drink champagne on sundays. Your dog is welcome too. Lovely place. Service is OK, like all cafes ran by sceensters and stranglings but besides that this place is marvelous.

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★★★★★

The very vision of quant and charming. Bring your blue mohawk and drink champagne on sundays. Your dog is welcome too. Lovely place. Service is OK, like all cafes ran by sceensters and stranglings but besides that this place is marvelous.

Pros: Romantic and clever ambiance, just stay away if you are too drab please!!!

Cons: None.

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Don't ever go there if you don't have a huge chunk of time to waste. The servers are too busy pretending that they're in the West Village to bother with things like customers. Food is okay, but dinner is way overpriced. They must charge extra for all that attitude.

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★★★☆☆

Don't ever go there if you don't have a huge chunk of time to waste. The servers are too busy pretending that they're in the West Village to bother with things like customers. Food is okay, but dinner is way overpriced. They must charge extra for all that attitude.

Pros: Funky neighborhood, decor

Cons: Service

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This place seriously hads gone way downhill... i used to go all the time and love it - but lately it's been awful... terrible sevice, terrible food... i don't know what happend?

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★★☆☆☆

This place seriously hads gone way downhill... i used to go all the time and love it - but lately it's been awful... terrible sevice, terrible food... i don't know what happend?

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Great, unique food and Amazing atmosphere. Carroll Street Cafe is almost never crowded, you hardly ever have to wait. Has amazing crab cakes and choclate truffle cake. I would recommend getting very detailed directions, the road it is off of- the road sign is very hard to see and it is at a curve. Overall my favorite place to eat when I'm not quite sure what I want. You can always get something inexpensive but at the same time you can go and get something expensive and it will always be great. Recommendations- Turkey Club, BLT (amazing with feta cheese and pesto), Crab Cakes, Salmon, Filet Mignon, Chocolate Truffle Cake.

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★★★★★

Great, unique food and Amazing atmosphere. Carroll Street Cafe is almost never crowded, you hardly ever have to wait. Has amazing crab cakes and choclate truffle cake. I would recommend getting very detailed directions, the road it is off of- the road sign is very hard to see and it is at a curve. Overall my favorite place to eat when I'm not quite sure what I want. You can always get something inexpensive but at the same time you can go and get something expensive and it will always be great. Recommendations- Turkey Club, BLT (amazing with feta cheese and pesto), Crab Cakes, Salmon, Filet Mignon, Chocolate Truffle Cake.

Pros: Good Parking, Great Desserts, Great Tapas

Cons: Difficult to Find

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seriously, it's the best spot in town. feels like you closed your eyes and found yourself on a side street in france. great music, great food, great wine, great art...and there is this girl with blonde dreadlocks that, if you're lucky, might be your server. Might I add, she just might be the most beautiful girl in the world. That's what you'll get at Carroll Street. Try the mussells, try the "more-mosa" on a sunday morning, try the fish special any night of the week..hands down the best restaurant in Atlanta.

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★★★★★

seriously, it's the best spot in town. feels like you closed your eyes and found yourself on a side street in france. great music, great food, great wine, great art...and there is this girl with blonde dreadlocks that, if you're lucky, might be your server. Might I add, she just might be the most beautiful girl in the world. That's what you'll get at Carroll Street. Try the mussells, try the "more-mosa" on a sunday morning, try the fish special any night of the week..hands down the best restaurant in Atlanta.

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We LOVE Carroll Street Cafe. We think the food is GREAT and the atmosphere delightful. We've been for Brunch and Dinner and totally enjoyed both!!! We highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

We LOVE Carroll Street Cafe. We think the food is GREAT and the atmosphere delightful. We've been for Brunch and Dinner and totally enjoyed both!!! We highly recommend it.

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I love Cabbagetown, and I used to love Carroll Street Cafe. That changed this past Sunday. The trouble started when we sat down. We were given water that was warm, as in it seemed like it had been sitting on a stove. Our drink order was taken. 15 minutes later while sipping my warm oj, i asked if we could order, she said yes and walked away. 5 mintues later, she finally took our order. When the food arrived, the potatoes were so burnt, half of them were inedible. Some literally looked like bricks of charcoal. My $10 plate of pancakes was a little cold. I guess it had to sit on the counter and wait for the potatoes to burn. Then, I had to go to the counter and ask to pay. I'm sorry to say I will not be returning to a place I once considered wonderful.

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★★☆☆☆

I love Cabbagetown, and I used to love Carroll Street Cafe. That changed this past Sunday. The trouble started when we sat down. We were given water that was warm, as in it seemed like it had been sitting on a stove. Our drink order was taken. 15 minutes later while sipping my warm oj, i asked if we could order, she said yes and walked away. 5 mintues later, she finally took our order. When the food arrived, the potatoes were so burnt, half of them were inedible. Some literally looked like bricks of charcoal. My $10 plate of pancakes was a little cold. I guess it had to sit on the counter and wait for the potatoes to burn. Then, I had to go to the counter and ask to pay. I'm sorry to say I will not be returning to a place I once considered wonderful.

Pros: location, atmosphere

Cons: bad service, burnt potatoes, cold food

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This is a great place for Sunday brunch. Sitting on the sidewalk on a sunny day, sipping that delicious coffee, eating french toast with fruit mingling with maple syrup, yum yum. Check out their specials. Recently I had salmon omelet. For dinner I had a delicious mussel dish. The mussels were plump and fresh in a wonderful sauce. Great addition to the neighborhood. Funky interior with lots of wood and local art decorating the walls, even in the bathroom.

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★★★★★

This is a great place for Sunday brunch. Sitting on the sidewalk on a sunny day, sipping that delicious coffee, eating french toast with fruit mingling with maple syrup, yum yum. Check out their specials. Recently I had salmon omelet. For dinner I had a delicious mussel dish. The mussels were plump and fresh in a wonderful sauce. Great addition to the neighborhood. Funky interior with lots of wood and local art decorating the walls, even in the bathroom.

Pros: Food, atmosphere

Cons: parking

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Loved the interior, very quaint. Waitstaff help and the food very good. Diverse menu. Save room for cake! Went around 9pm good crowd, but not packed.

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★★★★☆

Loved the interior, very quaint. Waitstaff help and the food very good. Diverse menu. Save room for cake! Went around 9pm good crowd, but not packed.

Pros: easy park, atmosphere, menu

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I live in Cabbagetown, and this place is a regular haunt of mine. The menu is pretty diverse, from creative sandwiches to fancy-schmancey entrees to tapas. Brunch is incredible...and maybe I shouldn't let this secret out, but it is the only place in town with no wait on the weekends. EXCELLENT coffee! The best thing about Carroll Street is the ambience, though, and that includes the service. Poor sweet Holly--being honest about her mistake and having some twits with no lives go make a scene. It's a good thing they won't be coming around anymore. Let them have their pizza; this gem would be wasted them.

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★★★★★

I live in Cabbagetown, and this place is a regular haunt of mine. The menu is pretty diverse, from creative sandwiches to fancy-schmancey entrees to tapas. Brunch is incredible...and maybe I shouldn't let this secret out, but it is the only place in town with no wait on the weekends. EXCELLENT coffee! The best thing about Carroll Street is the ambience, though, and that includes the service. Poor sweet Holly--being honest about her mistake and having some twits with no lives go make a scene. It's a good thing they won't be coming around anymore. Let them have their pizza; this gem would be wasted them.

Pros: service, never crowded, atmosphere

Cons: need healthy options, close too early

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Originally launched as a bakery and lunch spot, this quirky eatery has emerged as a wildly popular breakfast joint. As well-heeled 20-somethings have occupied the renovated industrial and loft apartments nearby, they have flocked to savor…

 

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